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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 July 2018 9.00am EDT

During the last week Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

Of note this week was the announcement on Jul 9 of the Cycle 20 Peer Review recommended programs. For details see: http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/target_lists/cycle20/index.html

A Chandra photo release was issued on Jul 12 describing how astronomers combined data from Chandra and Hubble observations of the Eagle Nebula. This is the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation. In the image, some of the X-ray sources appear to be located in the Pillars. However, an analysis of the absorption of X-rays from these sources indicates that almost all of these sources belong to the larger Eagle Nebula rather than being immersed in the Pillars. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2018/m16/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.



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BaniaClump2 ACIS-I Jul 16 SDSSJ1138+2754 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jul 17 Abell2146 ACIS-I PSZ2G218.59+71.31 ACIS-I Jul 18 PSRJ1809-1917 ACIS-I Abell2146 ACIS-I PSRJ1809-1917 ACIS-I Jul 19 Radiation Belts Jul 20 SpARCS104922.6+56403 ACIS-I BaniaClump2 ACIS-I Jul 21 SpARCS104922.6+56403 ACIS-I BaniaClump2 ACIS-I Jul 22 Radiation Belts

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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